21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Soft eyes / Yak in Mongolia

A yak with soft eyes. The Yak is one of the most essential animals for the Mongolian nomads, providing labor, transport of goods, milk production, use of meat and skins, use of dung (fuel and house wall material).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Zavhkhan / Tosontsengel, Mongolia
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Marie Iwasaki